# Term vs. Trimester

## Term and Trimester Definitions

#### Term

A limited or established period of time that something is supposed to last, as a school or court session, tenure in public office, or a prison sentence.

#### Trimester

A period or term of three months.

#### Term

A point in time at which something ends; termination

An apprenticeship nearing its term.

#### Trimester

One of three terms into which an academic year is divided in some universities and colleges.

#### Term

The end of a normal gestation period

Carried the fetus to term.

#### Trimester

A period of three months or about three months; financial quarter.

She is in the second trimester of her first pregnancy.

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#### Term

A deadline, as for making a payment.

#### Trimester

One of the terms of an academic year in those learning institutions that divide their teaching in three roughly equal terms, each about three months long. Compare semester.

The school operates on a trimester schedule.

#### Term

A fixed period of time for which an estate is granted.

#### Trimester

A term or period of three months.

#### Term

An estate granted for a fixed period.

#### Trimester

A period of three months; especially one of the three three-month periods into which human pregnancy is divided

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#### Term

A word or group of words having a particular meaning, especially in a specific field

I was baffled by the technical terms that the programmers were using.

#### Trimester

One of three divisions of an academic year

#### Term

Terms Language of a certain kind; chosen words

Spoke in rather vague terms.

Praised him in glowing terms.

#### Term

Often terms One of the elements of a proposed or concluded agreement; a condition

Offered favorable peace terms.

One of the terms of the lease.

The terms of a divorce settlement.

#### Term

Terms The relationship between two people or groups; personal footing

On good terms with her in-laws.

#### Term

One of the quantities composing a ratio or fraction or forming a series.

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#### Term

One of the quantities connected by addition or subtraction signs in an equation; a member.

#### Term

(Logic) Each of the two concepts being compared or related in a proposition.

#### Term

A stone or post marking a boundary, especially a squared and downward-tapering pillar adorned with a head and upper torso.

#### Term

An architectural or decorative motif resembling such a marker.

#### Term

To designate; call.

#### Term

That which limits the extent of anything; limit, extremity, bound, boundary, terminus#Noun.

"Alright, look...we can spend the holidays with your parents, but this time it will be on my terms."

#### Term

A chronological limitation or restriction, a limited timespan.

The term of a lease agreement is the period of time during which the lease is effective, and may be fixed, periodic, or of indefinite duration.

#### Term

Any of the binding conditions or promises in a legal contract.

Be sure to read the terms and conditions before signing.

#### Term

Specifically, the conditions in a legal contract that specify the price#Noun and also how and when payment#Noun must be made.

The latest models are available now, on the lowest terms you'll find anywhere, guaranteed.

#### Term

A point, line, or superficies that limits.

A line is the term of a superficies, and a superficies is the term of a solid.

#### Term

A word or phrase (e.g., noun phrase, verb phrase, open compound), especially one from a specialised area of knowledge; a name for a concept.

"Algorithm" is a term used in computer science.

The noun phrase "red blood cell", the acronym "RBC", and the word "erythrocyte" are synonymous terms.

#### Term

Relations among people.

We are on friendly terms with each other.

#### Term

Part of a year, especially one of the divisions of an academic year.

#### Term

Duration of officeholding, or its limit; period in office of fixed length.

He was sentenced to a term of six years in prison.

Near-term, mid-term and long-term goals

The term allowed to a debtor to discharge his debt

#### Term

The time during which legal courts are open.

#### Term

Certain days on which rent is paid.

#### Term

With respect to a pregnancy, the period during which birth usually happens (approximately 40 weeks from conception).

At term, preterm, postterm

#### Term

(of a patent) The maximum period during which the patent can be maintained into force.

#### Term

(archaic) A menstrual period.

#### Term

(mathematics) Any value (variable or constant) or expression separated from another term by a space or an appropriate character, in an overall expression or table.

All the terms of this sum cancel out.

#### Term

(logic) The subject or the predicate of a proposition; one of the three component parts of a syllogism, each one of which is used twice.

#### Term

(astrology) An essential dignity in which unequal segments of every astrological sign have internal rulerships which affect the power and integrity of each planet in a natal chart.

#### Term

(arts) A statue of the upper body, sometimes without the arms, ending in a pillar or pedestal.

#### Term

(nautical) A piece of carved work placed under each end of the taffrail.

#### Term

A computer program that emulates a physical terminal.

#### Term

One whose employment has been terminated

#### Term

To phrase a certain way; to name or call.

#### Term

(ambitransitive) To terminate one's employment

#### Term

Born or delivered at term.

Term neonate

#### Term

That which limits the extent of anything; limit; extremity; bound; boundary.

Corruption is a reciprocal to generation, and they two are as nature's two terms, or boundaries.

#### Term

The time for which anything lasts; any limited time; as, a term of five years; the term of life.

#### Term

In universities, schools, etc., a definite continuous period during which instruction is regularly given to students; as, the school year is divided into three terms.

#### Term

A point, line, or superficies, that limits; as, a line is the term of a superficies, and a superficies is the term of a solid.

#### Term

A fixed period of time; a prescribed duration

#### Term

The subject or the predicate of a proposition; one of the three component parts of a syllogism, each one of which is used twice.

The subject and predicate of a proposition are, after Aristotle, together called its terms or extremes.

#### Term

A word or expression; specifically, one that has a precisely limited meaning in certain relations and uses, or is peculiar to a science, art, profession, or the like; as, a technical term.

In painting, the greatest beauties can not always be expressed for want of terms.

#### Term

A member of a compound quantity; as, a or b in a + b; ab or cd in ab - cd.

#### Term

The menses.

#### Term

Propositions or promises, as in contracts, which, when assented to or accepted by another, settle the contract and bind the parties; conditions.

#### Term

In Scotland, the time fixed for the payment of rents.

#### Term

A piece of carved work placed under each end of the taffrail.

I can not speak in term.

#### Term

To apply a term to; to name; to call; to denominate.

Men term what is beyond the limits of the universe "imaginary space."

#### Term

A word or expression used for some particular thing;

He learned many medical terms

#### Term

A limited period of time;

A prison term

He left school before the end of term

#### Term

(usually plural) a statement of what is required as part of an agreement;

The contract set out the conditions of the lease

The terms of the treaty were generous

#### Term

Any distinct quantity contained in a polynomial;

The general term of an algebraic equation of the n-th degree

#### Term

One of the substantive phrases in a logical proposition;

The major term of a syllogism must occur twice

#### Term

The end of gestation or point at which birth is imminent;

A healthy baby born at full term

#### Term

(architecture) a statue or a human bust or an animal carved out of the top of a square pillar; originally used as a boundary marker in ancient Rome

#### Term

Name formally or designate with a term